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Juzang Among Candidates for Lute Olson National Award

Mar 28, 2022
Johnny Juzang (photo by Scott Chandler)

BOSTON – UCLA junior Johnny Juzang has been named as one of 25 players to the Lute Olson All-America Team, as announced by on Monday.
Juzang is a candidate for this season's Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award, annually presented to the top player in NCAA Division I men's college basketball. The award is named in honor of Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson, who won 776 games in 34 seasons (including 24 years at the University of Arizona).
Juzang averaged a team-leading 15.6 points for the Bruins in 30 games during the 2021-22 season. He averaged 4.7 points and 1.8 assists per game, shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 36 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
One of 15 candidates on the national ballot for this year's John R. Wooden Award, Juzang scored in double figures in 25 of 30 games played for UCLA. He secured first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2021-22 after having been named a second-team all-league selection in 2020-21.
Juzang averaged 16.5 points per game in 15 Pac-12 contests, shooting 43.5 percent from the field in league play. He scored a season-high 28 points in the Bruins' 63-58 win at Utah on Thursday, Jan. 20.
UCLA finished the 2021-22 campaign with a 27-8 overall record and 15-5 mark in Pac-12 play. The Bruins advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 as a No. 4 seed, defeating Akron and Saint Mary's in Portland on March 17 and 19, respectively.